ERIC Number: ED037402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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[Preparing Para-Professionals To Teach Penitentiary Inmates.]
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Consultants and supervisors from the State Department of Education, the Santa Fe Public Schools, and the Penitentiary of New Mexico propose to train 30 two-man teams as paraprofessional teachers and paraprofessional teacher aides for service as classroom teachers in approximately 40 elementary, secondary, and vocational courses for 500 men in the penitentiary. The training program will include pre-orientation conference preparation, a 2-week pre-semester orientation conference, and a laboratory seminar on Problems in Classroom Management, including methods and materials of instruction, which will be conducted for a minimum of 6 hours weekly for one semester. A subcontract will be let to an appropriate teacher training institution for the professional aspects thereof. During the orientation conference, guidelines will be developed for the general educational program for economically and culturally deprived members of the Anglo, Hispanic, Indian, and Negro prison population. These guidelines will be under constant appraisal and modification during the seminar. Problems arising in classroom situations will be referred for solution to the daily meetings through which consultants and supervisors will continue their close association with the teams. Program objectives include attempts to alter attitudes, values, self concepts on the part of all residents and to develop good study habits, organized work plans, advance planning, desirable goals, and periodic evaluation by the paraprofessionals and their students. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.